With the passage of Proposition 67, California became the first state in the nation to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags. The passage of Proposition 67 does not change the implementation of the expanded reusable bag ordinance in Alameda County.
News & Announcements
Recycling is having a bit of a wake-up call. Extra attention is needed by residents and businesses to reduce waste overall and make sure that materials we are recycling have the highest value.
Read the full message from Wendy Sommer, the Executive Director at StopWaste.
November 14, 2016
October 6, 2016
The WMA voted to support the position of Proposition 67, the Plastic Bag Ban Referendum, at the September 28, 2016 WMA Board meeting.
September 7, 2016
Sequoia Elementary School in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) recently celebrated the transformation of their schoolyard with the dedication of a new Bay-Friendly Rated landscape.
August 25, 2016
StopWaste programs to reduce food waste in commercial kitchens and Alameda County schools were recently profiled in BioCycle magazine.
August 18, 2016
Staff from StopWaste and Alameda County were recent recipients of local industry awards at the 2016 California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) Conference in Sacramento this August.
June 23, 2016
Energy assessments and incentives from the Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements (“BAMBE”) program help a property owners save energy and improve tenant comfort.
May 26, 2016
Eight businesses were selected for their leadership in reducing waste and increasing efficiency.
May 17, 2016
Starting in June, Castro Valley will run a seven-month program to evaluate less than weekly trash pickup.
April 29, 2016
At its April 27 meeting, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority Board unanimously adopted a resolution that phases out the Agency’s Benchmark service and fee in June 2017, saving close to $1 million each year for garbage ratepayers in the county.
April 20, 2016
Congratulations to Cal for earning the first-place award in the Pac-12 Road To Zero Waste Challenge for the second year in a row. The Cal Zero Waste Team partnered with elementary and middle school volunteers from the Ready Set Recycle schools’ program to educate fans about recycling.